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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for Porsche Cayenne 4x4.
  • Turbo 500 5dr

    Stuart Craigon , Angus . Date: 20/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a fantastic car! I have just taken ownership of a 58 plate Turbo S. The people who are complaining about this car either don't know how to drive full stop or thrash the livening daylights out of it. What else would you expect if you drive this car the way it’s built to? Four new tyres every six months! Well yes! New plugs and coils! eh that would be because your thrashing it! I have had an X5 and it’s the worst car I have ever had. 4X4 my foot! I took it off road once and it was like driving a couch through a field! Total disaster! I can't wait to take this off road! As for the dealers, well, I have used all three in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen) and I must say they really put themselves out to help. I haven't got a bad word to say about this car or any other Porsche for that matter. When I first past my test I was presented with a 944 from my dad. What a classic! I drove that car into the ground, then bought a new 911, had that for a few years, bought an X5 for a change and regretted it, selling it only a few months a go. Then bought the Cayenne Turbo S.

    Oh, and as for range rovers you can stick them up your tailpipe, what a lot of utter sh**e!

    Am done! :-)!

  • 4.5 S 5dr

    Kelly Chapman , lancashire . Date: 19/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Me and my husband have just recently (4 weeks ago ) purchased the Cayenne. After previously owning a porsche and not any major problems with it and loving the caynenne we needed the space due to having a little girl, the cayenne fit the bill offering us this with the sport look and performance the sports car had to go and a more pratical one to replace it. 4 weeks on and O MY ! the prop shaft needs replacing coils and plugs £1500.00 not good the car has only clocked up 55,000 miles only had one previous owner and is in imaculate condition.I asked The porsche approved garage that we use why does this happen on a car with this mileage ,he told me that after ordering the part from porsche they have said that this is not uncommon it can go on a car with 5,000 miles or one with 105,000 miles so really at any point point this can happen ,it's like switching a light bulb on it works one day the next its blown . It has really took the shine off this car for me and hope that this is not the start of other thing's to come ....? I do love the car and the drive is fantasic sports perfomance on such a big car is fantastic ,great got the bigger car with the much need space and still sports car perfomance. The fuel i don't think overall is that bad not brilliant but not bad it depends i think on how it is driven. Overall i think we will just have to see if this is just a bit of bad luck i just hope it is not more problems to come.

  • 4.5 S 5dr

    alan andrews , west midlands . Date: 12/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    BOUGHT CAR 18MONTHS AGO IT HAD DONE 29 000MILES , I HAVE DONE 9000 MILES IN 18MONTHS IT HAS BEEN HELL, AFTER 4 MONTHS IT NEEDED 3 NEW TYRES,ONE TYRE TAKEN OFF HAD A HGV PATCH ,A REAL BODGE JOB. AT SAME TIME SUSPENSION MANAGEMENT BYSTEM WENT ,SUNROOF PACKED IN ,BRAKES AND DISCS HAD TO BE REPLACED;THEN NOT LONG AFTER THAT THE COILS AND PLUGS HAD TO BE CHANGED; THEN BEST OF ALL THE ENGINE DEVELOPED A TICKING NOISE WHICH WAS VALVE AND PISTON PROBLEM,WHICH WAS A COMPLETE ENGINE REPLACEMENT WHICH WAS £9000 PORSCHE CUSTOMER SERVICE WANTED ME TO PAY HALF. CAR NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE , MAIN DEALER I BOUGHT FROM NOT INTERESTED ,UNLESS YOU LIKE THROWING MONEY AWAY DONT TOUCH THIS CAR

  • 4.5 Turbo 5dr

    Mike Dobson Date: 08/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      14

    My car

    The car itself is fantastic to drive, however my issue comes with the level or service given from Porsche (& a failed gearbox!).

    My turbo is now 4 1/2 years old and I have just been told that it requires a new gearbox. As it is 2 months out of its warranty I have to foot the whole £5000 myself. Has anyone else heard of a Porsche gearbox failing after only 4 1/2 years?

    The car has been well driven and not thrashed at all and I would not have expected this kind of mechanical failure from a company that is supposed to invest so heavily in its engineering.

    The support received from the local dealership (in UK) was extremely poor as well. All in all a very bad image has been painted by Porsche on this one.

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